I happened to visit the Chicago Parent FB page on Friday night
and I saw this question:
Parenting dilemma: Sometimes my kids
won't fall asleep on their own. A friend suggested trying a sleep
aid like melatonin or even Benadryl or Tylenol. What would you
One thing I have come to realize is
that the amount of information on the web is overwhelming and all
we seem to talk about today are drugs, drugs and more drugs. This
is completely opposite thinking to past times when natural remedies
were the norm and drugs were scary to use. The reasons kids don't
fall asleep easily or stay asleep long varies as each child'
biochemistry is unique, but there are many solutions you can try
before resorting to the use of over-the-counter medication as a
Here are some simple lifestyle and
diet changes to consider when trying to help your child sleep:
Remember, what works for one child,
may not work for another. Don't be afraid to try different things
to find something they enjoy and look forward too. Stick with the
routine and it will help them go on to build good sleeping habits
natural sleep solutions for adults, visit my Chicago Family Health
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